Paul Ryan: Conservative Hero or Fraud in Conservative Clothing?

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    Aug 13, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Take a look at some of his voting record, ESPECIALLY the first three...

    Voted YES on TARP (2008 )
    Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler (Dec 2008 )
    Voted YES on $192B additional stimulus spending (Jul 2009)


    REMEMBER, it was the bailouts and the stimulus that got the Tea Party all fired up back in 2009. And Paul Ryan voted IN FAVOR of said bills.


    Voted YES on Medicare Part D prescription drug expansion (2003)

    This program was intended to be an efficient, affordable program. However, Nick Gillespie points out that this bloated piece of crap "is expected to rise sharply in coming years to $150 billion in 2019. By 2030, Part D alone will cost taxpayers 1 percent of GDP. In present value terms, Medicare Part D adds almost $16 trillion to our national indebtedness." (Source: http://reason.com/blog/2010/11/19/happy-birthday-medicare-part-d)

    Voted YES on $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)

    Aren't conservatives supposed to oppose public housing?

    Voted YES on No Child Left Behind further nationalizing education (2001)

    Hey, thanks for voting in favor of TED KENNEDY's baby! But I guess since you're a Republican you can get away with it.

    Voted YES on Head Start Act (2007)

    I thought most GOPers opposed this?


    Enjoy your "fiscal conservative," Romney supporters.
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    Aug 13, 2012 3:59 AM GMT


    WOW, WHAT A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE!!! NOT!!!
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    Aug 13, 2012 11:28 AM GMT
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_big_idea/2011/04/the_ryan_reaction.htmlAfter my last column, I got pummeled in the liberal blogosphere for asserting that the Ryan budget represented a big step in the direction of conservative honesty. I deserved some of the abuse. Though I criticized Ryan for his unsupported rosy assumptions (shame on you, Heritage Foundation hacks), I reacted too quickly and didn't sort out just how laughable Ryan's long-term spending projections were. His plan projects an absurd future, according to the Congressional Budget Office, in which all discretionary spending, now around 12 percent of GDP, shrinks to 3 percent of GDP by 2050. Defense spending alone was 4.7 percent of GDP in 2009. With numbers like that, Ryan is more an anarchist-libertarian than honest conservative.
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    Aug 13, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    Voting for crony capitalism like TARP doesn't make you an "anarchist libertarian."